Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Breakfast burritos!

I won't lie...we partake in quite a few store bought frozen waffles. Occasionally I decide to make an alternative. This week it was breakfast burritos.

Turkey sausage
One red bell pepper
One yellow bell pepper
Half a package of fresh mushrooms
Half a yellow onion
10 whole wheat tortillas
Half a carton of egg beaters or 10 eggs
Low-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Fat-free sour cream
Black pepper
Garlic powder
Cayenne pepper

This is pretty straight forward and easy to edit for your preference. The husband and kid really like this mixture but it's a bit sweet for me. If I was making it just for myself I'd replace the yellow and red bell pepper and yellow onion with a white onion and green bell pepper.

I diced everything up and sauteed the ingredients (not the eggs, obviously) in a pan. Then I moved that mixture into a casserole dish and made scrambled eggs. I seasoned both the ingredient mix and the eggs while they were cooking. Then I combined everything together in the casserole dish.

I set up my "fill station" with wax paper and tortillas on my kitchen counter. I ran out of wax paper only two burritos in so I switched to plastic wrap. I put a little bit of cheese on the tortilla, a big spoonful of the mix goes in the middle of the tortilla, then you fold it up (duh). I put both sides on a hot pan for a minute to brown the tortilla. This also helps hold it together. If you're going to thaw these in a toaster oven, I'd skip this step or they might be "too brown." I let them cool for a bit and wrap them up in wax paper/plastic wrap, then stack them in a large freezer ziploc bag, mark it with the date, and pop it in the freezer. These thaw in the microwave in a minute or two (depends on your microwave settings). They are super awesome for school mornings, running late to church, or if the husband needs a protein boost and I'm not available to make him a smorgasbord.

As far as calories and carbs go....I really have no clue what's in these babies. We cook/eat by P90X's quick foods and portions rules. So these are healthy, but I can't give you facts and percentages to prove it...because I'm lazy...and I don't like math...and it doesn't like me!

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